FINE ART

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Minckley's studio practice includes sculpture, drawing, performance and video. Minckley's work has always been about profound personal loss. The latest work- head sculptures, expressionist drawings and performance documentations- narrate the stigmatization of mental illness as the result of trauma, in particular rape. These works formalize the ineffability of the emotional life of survivors. In the video works, performative gestures between the figure and these objects mis en scene, enact a complicated terrain of psychic and phenomenological narratives: a censored visual language, shifting between invisible and visible, physically burdensome, body shamed, alternating between suppressed rage & vindication fantasy.

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